The writers behind hit faith-based film “God’s Not Dead” are reported to have secretly filmed a new movie with the aim of shedding light on America’s number-one abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, filming, which is now complete, took place in Oklahoma — all in total secrecy. The $6 million movie, titled “Unplanned,” is expected to be released sometime next year. It will follow the compelling story of Abby Johnson, a former clinic director at Planned Parenthood who quit after watching a procedure take place via ultrasound.
Abortion continues to be acceptable because its primary victim is unseen.
That is about to change. I’m so excited to announce the release of Unplanned, a major motion picture that will chronicle my story inside the abortion industry.https://t.co/Rsv2bF3QvW
— Abby Johnson (@AbbyJohnson) September 19, 2018
The movie’s website gives a brief overview of the plot:
“All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women about their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose even led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in.
Until the day she saw something that changed everything, leading Abby Johnson to join her former enemies at 40 Days For Life, and become one of the most ardent pro-life speakers in America.”
The abortion industry is a sordid and dark environment, so this new release won’t make for easy watching. But the makers are insistent that the termination of innocent life should not be sanitized in any way — each abortion is an utterly brutal act.
“No matter which side you come down on, there’s a big chunk of this movie that will make you uncomfortable, because Abby has been pro-choice and pro-life,” said Chuck Konzelman, who co-wrote and co-directed the movie with Cary Solomon.
But the writers are not expecting plain sailing as the movie gets closer to its release. Planned Parenthood has already sued Johnson once before, arguing that she had breached a confidentiality agreement, and they are unlikely to take kindly to this latest big-screen portrayal of their activities.
With that being said, Solomon is adamant that the aim of the movie is to tell Johnson’s story in a powerful and authentic way.
“It’s not an attack movie,” he said. “It’s about right and wrong. We just try to tell Abby’s story, and it’s an interesting journey.”
Unplanned is the most important movie you’ll ever see on the most controversial issue of our time. No matter which side of the fence you’re on, no one will leave this film unmoved. #unplanned https://t.co/N8W3iMtijM pic.twitter.com/yCvIoU8zp7
— UnplannedMovie (@UnplannedMovie) September 19, 2018
Planned Parenthood aborts over 300,000 unborn babies every single year, and has been involved in numerous scandals, including the harvesting and illegal sale of fetal body parts.
But it doesn’t end there. In March of this year, Johnson revealed some more despicable details of what went on behind the doors of various Planned Parenthood clinics. In a webcast at UnmaskingAbortion.com, she explained how staff at her abortion clinic would regularly shun the laws that required them to report sexual abuse, and introduced several other clinicians who had a similar story to tell.
Former abortion worker at Delta Women’s Clinic, Shelley Guillory, explained how her place of work got around the laws that require a minor to be accompanied by an adult and given parental consent for the abortion.
“When a minor came in, what was originally supposed to be done was that the parent was supposed to come in with the minor, [and we] verified [that they were a parent] through her birth certificate and mom or dad’s driver’s license. And then they would go through with the counseling process,” she said. “Well, that was never done at our clinic.”
Indeed, many of those adults bringing a minor in for an abortion were not the child’s parent — a red flag for a case of sexual abuse. The former abortionist continued:
“Because we found that a lot of our minors were not being brought in by parents. So to get around that, we stopped doing the birth certificate verification, and just started doing this process where, okay, their driver’s license is verified – if “mom or dad’s” name was different than the child’s name, then the child had mom’s last name and then dad brought her in, and mom was remarried, and the child had dad’s last name. Now mind you, we have no idea who this child is and who is bringing this child in.”
However, in order to fill out the required paperwork, the workers went even further in their deceit and professional misconduct.
“We were also taught to prep this child from the beginning that when they came in for abortion that the person they were pregnant [by] was no more than a year older than them,” Guillory explained. “That way, no investigation had to be done as to, “How did this child get pregnant? Who got this child pregnant, and how old was the person?” So every minor that we had in, the person was only a year older than them or the same age. Which we knew was not true.”
So why would workers actively hide what is likely to have been a case of statutory rape? Really, all it came down to was convenience.
“That way we didn’t have to get any law enforcement involved because – you have to stop and think,” she said. “When we have a minor that’s come in and there’s suspected child abuse or sexual abuse we have to get law enforcement involved. Law enforcement has to be there from the beginning of the procedure to the end. They’re samples and specimens that have to be collected so they can do DNA analysis. Well, this makes a lot of our other patients uncomfortable. So to get around that, we started lying about ages. So we had no conflicts as far as that was concerned.”
In a case of such heinous malpractice, you would anticipate inspectors to arrive at the facility and immediately notice the doctored medical records. Instead, those tasked with enforcing state regulations simply overlooked the glaring breach of professional ethics, Guillory explained.
“Because we always had the same state surveyors that came in. They became our friends,” she said. “We would feed them lunch. We had social chitchat. We laughed. It was never, ever a question. Never.”
(H/T: The Hollywood Reporter)